10 days in Southwestern Utah, Phoenix & Central Arizona & Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

10 days in Southwestern Utah, Phoenix & Central Arizona & Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Fly
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St. George
— 1 night
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Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tombstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Willcox
— 1 night
Drive to Tucson International Airport / Morris Air National Guard Base, Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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St. George

St. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site and then contemplate the long history of St. George Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: skim along the rocks with Paragon Adventures, walk around Pioneer Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Red Hills Desert Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the St. George travel planner.

Atlanta to St. George is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in December: high temperatures in St. George hover around 50°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in St. George

Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and then find something for the whole family at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Pinnacle Peak Park, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

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You can fly from St. George to Scottsdale in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from St. George in December; daily highs in Scottsdale reach 68°F and lows reach 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Tucson

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Tucson is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Tucson Mountain Park, take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass, learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum, and walk around Tohono Chul.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tucson trip planner.

Getting from Scottsdale to Tucson by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Scottsdale in December, plan for little chillier nights in Tucson, with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Tombstone

Town Too Tough to Die

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Tombstone Epitaph, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Queen Mine Tour, and then go on a hair-raising tour with Old Bisbee Ghost Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park and then don't miss a visit to Allen Street.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tombstone journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Tombstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Tombstone sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Willcox.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Willcox

Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. On the 27th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Chiricahua National Monument and then do a tasting at Flying Leap Vineyards.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Willcox online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tombstone to Willcox takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses